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Character of Technology – nature of risk

The Character of Our Technology “We can’t influence the direction of technology, but we can influence its character,” says Kevin Kelly Excellent piece John, but from my perspective it does not explicitly address the three major areas of concern: 1/ … Continue reading

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Put up a new Page above – Risks and responses

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Prophets

A Modern Nostradamus – Prophecies of Himalayan Yogi Acharya Sri For me, the prophet Ray Kurzweil is the best around: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Predictions_made_by_Ray_Kurzweil http://www.kurzweilai.net/predictions/download.php His predictions are based upon trends in technology that seem to be largely driving the sorts of possibilities … Continue reading

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Quantum biology

Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology Revisited Came back to this thread by a round about way, and read it again. What you see as consciousness, I see as systems. Cells know where they are … Continue reading

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Will AI become conscious?

Will artificial intelligence become conscious? Is awareness enough? Turing clearly demonstrated that any machine of sufficient complexity can do any computational task. That does not mean that it can do so in reasonable time or with reasonable energy consumption. I … Continue reading

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AI Robotics – continued

AI/Robotics – Is the End of Humanity Coming ? – continued FOS asked of https://youtu.be/z0-IPdNiLkg 40 min – can this be accurate??? Not really, kind of. The guy makes some clear errors, and he has some things close enough to … Continue reading

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Evonomics – The invisible hook

The Invisible Hook: How Pirate Society Proves Economic Self-Interest Wrong My Xmas morning thoughts for 2017 Very good David. Agree with most of what you wrote. The only variation of perspective I would add, is that every level of unit … Continue reading

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